GLRC earns accreditation

MARQUETTE — CARF International recently announced that Great Lakes Recovery Centers Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its behavioral health programs. The latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to GLRC.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

GLRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a variety of behavioral health services across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for children, adolescents, adults and families. GLRC operates 10 outpatient offices, three adult residential addiction treatment facilities, an adolescent residential treatment program and a variety of supportive programming, including a recovery residence for women, offender success programming and prevention services. The mission of GLRC is to empower recovery through hope and change.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the people served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.